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EtymologyEdit

From Latin plurale tantum (plural as such, plural only).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /plʊˌɹɑleɪ̯ˈtɑntəm/
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NounEdit

plurale tantum (plural pluralia tantum)

  1. (grammar) A noun (in any specific sense) that has no singular form, such as scissors (in most usage).
    Roger wasn’t sure whether “jeans” was a true plurale tantum, since the word “jean” exists and describes a type of cloth.

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

plurale tantum n (genitive pluralis tantum); third declension

  1. plurale tantum

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem) with an indeclinable portion.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative plurale tantum pluralia tantum
Genitive pluralis tantum pluralium tantum
Dative pluralī tantum pluralibus tantum
Accusative plurale tantum pluralia tantum
Ablative pluralī tantum pluralibus tantum
Vocative plurale tantum pluralia tantum

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

plurale tantum m (plural pluralia tanta)

  1. (grammar) plurale tantum (a noun without a singular form)